Frain Family History

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Frain Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): topographic name for someone who lived near an ash tree or ash wood, from Old French fraisne, fresne ‘ash’ (Latin fraxinus). French: habitational name from a place in Vosges named Frain.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Drain, Train, Rain, Fain, Bain, Hain, Cain, Fralin, Brin, Fruin

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Frain Family Origin

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Frain Family Occupations

What did your Frain ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Frain family was Farm Servant. The most common Frain occupation in Canada was Farmer. 47% of Frain's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmer Son and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Frain.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer Son

  • Laborer

  • Farm Servant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Frain ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Frain Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Frain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Frain census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Frain. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Frain. For the veterans among your Frain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Frain Life Expectancy

What is the average Frain lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Frain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1960. The average life expectancy for Frain in 1946 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Frain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Frain ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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